SIMPLY DELICIOUS | Review: Fire in the belly

Fire in the belly-Fogo de Chao Review-Simply Buckhead

Fogo de Chão’s skewer- wielding “gauchos” bring an endless parade of meats to the table, trimming them onto your plate with high drama. Photo: Sara Hanna Photography

Story: Wendell Brock | Photos: Sara Hanna

You don’t have to brave the pampas of South America or the wilds of Africa to witness the most primitive form of cooking—and eating—on the planet. […]


Wholesome and heavenly: Buttermilk Kitchen mixes sweet and savory to delicious effect

Story: Wendell Brock | Photos: Sara Hanna

Buttermilk_Kitchen_CollageIt’s a positive sign when you drive up to a restaurant and see the words “Brunswick stew” stenciled on the plate-glass window. Even better when the place turns out to be a purveyor of luscious pimento cheese; chicken biscuits gussied up with sweet pepper jelly and pickles; and buttermilk pancakes […]


Reviews are written by Wendell Brock.


10 Degrees South

After 15 years on the scene, this Roswell Road establishment is a highly original destination where food and wine from the tip of the Southern Hemisphere are celebrated with flair. Before we could pose the server with a query on the peri-peri, we got the hard sell on South African reds—particularly the Rupert & Rothschild 2009 “Classique.” The big, full-bodied R&R was the perfect match for the […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS | REVIEW: Taka Sushi and Passion

IMG_9551_PP-1A quiet sushi master

Without any fuss, Taka beguiles

By Wendell Brock | Photos by Sara Hanna

The essence of Japanese culture is its hiddenness. In the Land of the Rising Sun, you must penetrate the walls of impossible-to-find Buddhist temples to view the best Zen gardens. You must wander blind alleys to discover world-class sushi bars, where you might peek under the lid of a ceramic box […]